AFR 201
African Dance and Percussion Fall 2017
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 201 / MUS 220 / DANC 201
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This course focuses on selected dance and music forms from the African continent for example, Kpanlogo from Ghana, Lamban from Guinea, Senegal and Mali or Bira from Zimbabwe. We will examine their origins (people, history and cultures) and influence beyond geographic perimeter to more fully understand the function of these forms in contemporary times. Students will study movement and percussion and are evaluated on the quality of progress with the selected forms throughout the semester. Forms may not be the same every semester. This course can be taken for academic and/or PE credit
The Class: Format: studio/lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 1115
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation in assignments that include research and performance projects and short papers; students enrolled for PE credit only are not required to do short paper or research assignments; all students must participate in all performance projects
Extra Info 2: this course may be taken for academic and/or PE credit; see description for more details
Prerequisites: DANC 100 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: students who have taken Dance 100 or advanced placement
Unit Notes: MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under DANC or MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 201 Division II MUS 220 Division I DANC 201 Division I
Attributes: GBST African Studies Electives
MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology

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